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Fire at Rumpke Recycling Center forces workers to evacuate in St. Bernard

October 17, 2019 - 6:25am
said combustibles such as lithium ion batteries found in power tools and electronic devices, as well as propane tanks and pool chemicals can

Aluminum dust collector catches fire at Dicastal in Greenville

October 9, 2019 - 4:34pm
this outside aluminum dust collector on fire, and fire going through the tube, and onto the roof and on the building.” An exterior aluminum

Northwestern Indiana packaging plant fire emits toxic smoke

October 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
about 8:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday but all escaped safely, and no injuries have been reported. The 44,000-square-foot building is reported to be a

Two warehouse workers burned in chemical accident Wednesday morning

October 9, 2019 - 1:25pm
dry powder substance, called Voxtar-M40, into a container when a flash fire broke out. Both workers were injured. Voxtar-M40 is a non-toxic

Chemical leak forms bluish cloud over water plant

October 7, 2019 - 8:22pm
[ALSO READ: Hazmat crews respond to large gas leak in heart of uptown] There were no evacuations or injuries and no impact on the drinking

1 person injured after propane flash fire at Pepsi MidAmerica in Marion, Ill.

October 7, 2019 - 7:26pm
has been injured after a flash fire from a propane tank on Monday, Oct. 7. According to Marion Fire, a man was filling up a tank of propane

Officials investigating blaze at peanut processing facility

October 7, 2019 - 2:21pm
fire. Emergency management officials confirmed there were no known injuries. Garysburg, Gaston, Roanoke-Wildwood and Weldon responded to

Cause of Coolidge plant fire under investigation

October 7, 2019 - 2:13pm
in the nearby Landmark Ranch subdivision evacuate the area.  Coolidge firefighters, with the assistance of hazmat units from Casa Grande and

Fire at Sasol plant put out

October 7, 2019 - 11:36am
response team has put out the fire at the plant’s alcohol unit. Only two minor injuries were reported. Officials say the workers were given

Chlorine gas leak at Lancaster water plant; air being monitored, officials say

October 7, 2019 - 10:23am
LINK Lancaster County, SC Hazardous materials crews are at a water treatment plant in Lancaster County after a chlorine gas leak, emergency

Homes Evacuated During Fire at Chemical Plant

October 7, 2019 - 2:00am
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Overnight fire contained at Matheson Tri-Gas facility in Gaston

September 24, 2019 - 8:45am
at Matheson Tri-Gas facility. GASTON, S.C. (WOLO) – Lexington County fire officials say an overnight fire at a gas facility in Gaston is

Residents are concerned about the air after a chemical spill

September 9, 2019 - 7:24pm
about the gas leak. People who live around the evacuation area were told to turn off their air conditioning systems to prevent the chlorine

Crews Extinguish Blaze At Miramar Metal Processing Plant

September 9, 2019 - 11:18am
dispatch supervisor said. A hazardous materials team was requested to test the building for potentially dangerous chemicals that may have

2 injured following Friday morning fire at petroleum site in Henderson County

September 6, 2019 - 10:10am
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas — Two people are injured following a fire at a petroleum site Friday morning in Henderson County. According to

Crews respond to fire, explosion at Norco facility in Boise

August 15, 2019 - 8:23am
let the containers burn out. No one was seriously hurt, although one of the employees does have a minor injury.  KTVB has a crew on scene,

Iowa officials: Anhydrous ammonia tank leak stopped

August 15, 2019 - 1:07am
.m. Tuesday and the evacuation order lifted. No injuries were reported. Anhydrous ammonia is a farm fertilizer that is stored under pressure

Explosion at northwestern Indiana business injures 3 workers - news - GVTC

August 14, 2019 - 12:13pm
Indiana business injures 3 workers The Associated Press EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An official says an explosion at a chemical tank

More than 15 agencies respond to blaze at Statesville asphalt plant

August 5, 2019 - 10:21pm
say 15 different agencies responded to the call to assist. No injuries have been reported, according to communications. There’s no

No one injured after fire breaks out at southwest Phoenix building

July 28, 2019 - 10:59pm
the building, Overton added.  Hazardous material teams were called at one point due to concern over the chlorine in the building, but it was